There are currently 3 Syllabus options for CAIE Further Mathematics. These options depend upon the year in which a student wishes to take their examination.

Prior knowledge of the content of CAIE A Level Mathematics syllabus is assumed.

From 2020 the option of a Cambridge Assessment International* AS Level* qualification is available as well as the A Level qualification. The AS Level will allow a choice of applied mathematics: all students must study Further Pure Mathematics 1 and choose one of either Further Probability & Statistics of Further Mechanics.

The assessment of the CAIE AS and A Level Maths from 2020 is based on *options *from 4 written papers that are outlined below.

Students must take 2 units for the AS Level qualification or 4 units for the full A Level qualification. Components are:

Paper 1: Further Pure Mathematics 1

Paper 2: Further Pure Mathematics 2

Paper 3: Further Mechanics

Paper 4: Further Probability and Statistics

Certification title | Compulsory units | Optional units |
---|---|---|

Cambridge International AS Level Mathematics | Paper 1 (60%) | Paper 3 (40%) or Paper 4 (40%) |

Cambridge International A Level Mathematics | Paper 1 (30%) and Paper 2 (30%) and Paper 3 (20%) and Paper 4 (20%) |

The following combinations of units are possible:

**AS Level: **

Paper 1 and Paper 3 (Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Further Mechanics)

*or*

Paper 1 and Paper 4 (Further Pure Mathematics 1 and Further Probability and Statistics)

**A Level:**

Paper 1: Further Pure Mathematics 1

Paper 2: Further Pure Mathematics 2

Paper 3: Further Mechanics

Paper 4: Further Probability and Statistics

**Paper 1 – Further Pure Mathematics 1**

**Paper 1 for AS Level**

Paper 1 will count for** 60%** of the overall AS Level grade and will be 2 hours in duration. There are a possible total of 75 marks made up from around 6-8 questions.

**Paper 1 for A Level**

Paper 1 will count for** 30%** of the overall A Level grade and will be 2 hours in duration. There are a possible total of 75 marks made up from around 6-8 questions.

Paper 1 is *compulsory *for AS Level and A Level

**Paper 2 – Further Pure Mathematics 2**

**Paper 2 for A Level**

Paper 2 will count for** 30%** of the A Level grade and will be 2 hours in duration. There are a possible total of 75 marks made up from around 7-9 questions.

Paper 2 is *compulsory *for A Level

**Paper 3 – Further Mechanics**

**Paper 3 for AS Level**

Paper 3 will count for** 40%** of the overall AS Level grade and will be 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 5-7 questions.

**Paper 3 for A Level**

Paper 3 will count for 2**0%** of the overall A Level grade and will be 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 5-7 questions.

Paper 3 is *offered as part of* AS Level and A Level

**Paper 4 – Further Probability and Statistics**

**Paper 4 for AS Level**

Paper 4 will count for** 40%** of the overall AS Level grade and will be 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 5-7 questions.

**Paper 4 for A Level**

Paper 4 will count for 2**0%** of the overall A Level grade and will be 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. There are a possible total of 50 marks made up from around 5-7 questions.

Paper 4 is *offered as part of* AS Level and A Level

Below is a selection of books suggested to aid your learning and revision of CAIE AS and A Level Further Maths.

By studying from one or more of these texts, along with relevant tuition, regular assessment and review you can be confident that you have covered the necessary content to allow you to complete your learning journey.

## CAIE AS and A Level Further Maths Books

The following book has been available from April 2018 to further help your studies: